ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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2004 Corvette Z06 - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
2004 Corvette Z06
Just your run-o-the-mill badass Z06 roadster.
The C5 Corvette was literally built differently than all GM products
leading up to 1997.
0.29 drag in the wind tunnel.
D.I.C. which could read diagnostic codes and display them for the driver
without a computer.
Constructing the frame rails with a process called Hydroforming. Replacing
14 parts used in the structural integrity of the C4 helping reducing the
C5's weight by 68 pounds. Hydroforming also alleviated the tall frame rails
for the C5 making it less of a chore to enter and exit then the C4. You had
to carefully step over the frame so you wouldn't scrape the interior carpet
with your shoes or worse stiletto heals. I thought it was unique and missed
it in the C5.
Third-generation LS1 V8 was overhauled to an all-aluminum block, utilizing
ignition coils replacing the distributor of all previous small-block
engines and new cylinder firing order. Rated at 345 bhp and 350 lbs. ft.
With 28 mpg highway mileage it avoided the gas guzzler tax.
Another trend set by Corvette was Run Flats Tires became standard equipment
The most important of all refinements was the transmission being moved to
the rear of the car right between the wheels aptly named trans-axle. Of
course the significance of this was Corvette now had a more even
distribution weight to the tune of 51% in front 48% in back. This may not
seem like a big deal now but in 1997 as a gearhead or an American auto
enthusiast you knew what they meant for the C5...Poising GM to enter and
compete in the Super Car market.
My personal favorite accommodation was the introduction of the Fixed Roof
Coupe for 1999.
There was a rumor back in the day that Chevy was entertaining the idea of
offering a striped down model of the Corvette allegedly nicknaming it The
Poor Man's Corvette. This was how the Fixed Roof Coupe would fit into the
future stable of Corvettes. To be honest this wasn't such a bad idea as far
as my circle of fiends were concerned, a no frills V8 Muscle Car would have
been a welcomed turnaround for the American automotive enthusiast...It may
have even made a Corvette buyer out of them.
But, it didn't happen.
What did happen was in 2001 Chevrolet used the Fix Roof Coupe body style
too debut the most impressive Vehicle GM ever envisioned...2004 Corvette
Z06 with the heart stopping LS6 hammering out 385 bhp and 385 lb·ft.
The FE4 suspension calibrated toward high speed operation was developed for
Z06 and not available on other Corvette models.
2004 Corvette Z06 boasted 405 horsepower. However,
dynamometer tests have shown that GM underrated the LS6 by 20 horsepower giving it a total
of 425 asphalt splitting horsepower and a missile
screaming 412 foot pounds of torque. 1.90 second from 0 to 60 mph. This
3,074 pound badass can shear through the quarter mile in 11.97 second, bone
stock at 118.80 mph.
2004 Corvette Z06 - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
cool cars, hot cars, fast cars, dream cars,
Cool Cars Video offers a feast for the eyes as well as insight from car
enthusiasts about owning these cool street machines.
Everybody loves cool cars.
Even a person with no particular interest in cars experiences a thrill when
seated behind the wheel of a great automobile. The car is one of man's most
prolific mechanical inventions and the engineer's desire to build the
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Of course, everyone has different ideas about what makes a car particularly
For some it may simply be lots of cup holders or comfortable seats. But
those aren't the kind of things you'll be seeing here. This site is about
the most important coolness factors: Performance and Styling.
Auto enthusiasts share a common interest, but they each have different
ideals about performance and styling. We like to make videos that show off
cool cars and celebrate the individuality of their owners.
Bob's is the only remaining original Big Boy restaurant.
Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy offers a lively dining experience with turn of
the century styling and a cool car cruise-in every Friday.
World famous for great food, as well as this weekly automotive gathering,
people from far and wide cruise their fantastic machines to Bob's for a
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Located just outside Hollywood, Bob's Big Boy restaurant is a mecca for new
car unveilings, movie promotions, and amazing one of a kind cars!
Totally Custom 1970 Corvette Stingray C3
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This is a totally custom Corvette Stingray. If you love the C3 generation
Corvette, this is the car for you! It is a widebody, it is drifting on the
track, it does burnouts, and it is fast! This is the coolest Vette ever!
This Corvette is a built car, as you can tell from the sound! It is cammed
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR
FIND OUT WHO WINDS, ZO6 OR GT500KR:
Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 @ the Track:
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger:
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2LT V6 Full Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziISB6n_5do
Ford Shelby GT500 v Hennessey Camaro:
Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS:
We're looking at the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Z06, but we're imagining a '68 Shelby GT500KR staging next to a Corvette
with one of the 427-cubic-inch V8s on the Connecting Highway in Queens, New
York, probably sometime during the Nixon administration. We don't know how
the cars are tuned or which driver has the better hole-shot technique, but
we're calling our street race in favor of the Vette.
You see, there's no historical basis for a close Corvette-Mustang rivalry. A Corvette of any
year is a little too fast and smart to be street racing ratty muscle cars.
It's a real sports car, the kind of car that's still fun when you start
going around corners.
But maybe it's a different story with this 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Each of these rear-wheel-drive coupes has a V8
rated for more than 500 horsepower at the flywheel.
And with the release of the limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, Ford
has moved in on Chevrolet's price territory. The GT500KR leaves the Ford
factory as a $46,730 GT500 coupe and is shipped as a rolling chassis to
Carroll Shelby's facility near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. By
the time the KR cruises out of Shelby's shop, it's an $82,395 Mustang.
As such, the King-of-the-Road Mustang must now contend with this
$76,920 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. And though the Z06 is a few horsepower shy of the
upcoming ZR1, it's not an easy mark. The GT500KR will have to play like a
sports car just to keep up.